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Military History and Policy

Series Editor: John Gooch, Brian Holden-Reid

This series will publish studies on historical and contemporary aspects of land power, spanning the period from the eighteenth century to the present day, and will include national, international and comparative studies. From time to time, the series will publish edited collections of essays and ‘classics’.

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  1. Alfred Von Schlieffen's Military Writings

    Edited by Robert Foley

    Series: Military History and Policy

    A collection of some of the writings of Generalfeldmarschall Alfred Graf von Schlieffen, one of the more intriguing of Imperial Germany's military figures. Schlieffens 15 years as Chief of the General staff left a stamp upon both military and political institutions of Wilhelmine Germany....

    Published April 6th 2006 by Routledge

  2. British Armour in the Normandy Campaign

    By John Buckley

    Series: Military History and Policy

    The popular perception of the performance of British armour in the Normandy campaign of 1944 is one of failure and frustration. Despite overwhelming superiority in numbers, Montgomery's repeated efforts to employ his armour in an offensive manner ended in a disappointing stalemate. Explanation of...

    Published April 6th 2006 by Routledge

  3. Fanaticism and Conflict in the Modern Age

    Edited by MATTHEW HUGHES, Gaynor Johnson

    Series: Military History and Policy

    What is fanaticism? Is the term at all useful? After all, one person's fanatic is another's freedom fighter. This new book probves these key questions of the twenty first century. It details how throughout history there have been fanatics eager to pursue their religious, political or personal...

    Published December 15th 2004 by Routledge

  4. Writing the Great War

    Sir James Edmonds and the Official Histories, 1915-1948

    By Andrew Green

    Series: Military History and Policy

    Begun within months of the war's outbreak, and not completed for a further 33 years, the writing of the Official Histories of World War I was a venture of unprecedented scale and complexity.Who, then, was responsible for producing such an enterprise? Did it aim to inform or did it have darker...

    Published August 12th 2004 by Routledge

  5. Command and Control in Military Crisis

    Devious Decisions

    By Harald Hoiback

    Series: Military History and Policy

    Harald Hoiback's study focuses upon two events - the 1918 Allied meeting at Doullens when the Allies ceded control to an officer, and the Norwegian decision in 1940 to leave control in the hands of a colonel which led to the Nazi invasion....

    Published April 1st 2003 by Routledge

  6. British General Staff

    Reform and Innovation

    Edited by David French, Brian Holden Reid

    Series: Military History and Policy

    The essays that comprise this collection examine the development and influence of the British General Staff from the late Victorian period until the eve of World War II. They trace the changes in the staff that influenced British military strategy and subsequent operations on the battlefield....

    Published October 30th 2002 by Routledge

  7. Military Training in the British Army, 1940-1944

    From Dunkirk to D-Day

    By Dr Timothy Harrison Place, Timothy Harrison Place

    Series: Military History and Policy

    In this study, the author traces the reasons for the British Army's tactical weakness in Normany to flaws in its training in Britain. The armour suffered from failures of experience. Disagreements between General Montgomery and the War Office exacerbated matters....

    Published October 11th 2000 by Routledge

  8. Allenby and British Strategy in the Middle East, 1917-1919

    By Matthew Hughes

    Series: Military History and Policy

    Examines British military, political and imperial strategy in the Middle East during and immediately after the First World War, in relation to General Allenby's command of the Egypt Expeditionary Force from June 1917 to November 1919....

    Published May 31st 1999 by Routledge

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